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Nintendo says Switch owners can expect more support from Activision, Take-Two, and other third-parties

Posted on January 4, 2018 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Nintendo shared some big news about Switch earlier today. With over 4.8 million units sold in 10 months, it has become the fastest-selling home gaming system of all time, outpacing the Wii.

In its announcement, Nintendo included an interesting note that might be worth bringing up specifically. The company said: “Fans can also expect continued support from major publishers such as EA, Activision, Ubisoft, Capcom, SEGA, Take 2 and Bethesda, plus a growing catalog of quality content from indie developers.”

EA is publishing Fe on Switch soon, but it’s possible that they could bring more games to the console – like this year’s FIFA. Ubisoft hasn’t announced anything new as of late, but Steep is apparently still happening. Capcom has quite a bit on the way between Mega Man 11, past Mega Man releases, and the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection. SEGA has at least Valkyria Chronicles 4 planned. Take-Two could bring more NBA 2K and WWE 2K titles to Switch, with perhaps more from its subsidiary Rockstar. Bethesda has Wolfenstein II in the pipeline. Actvision is the main mystery here, as the company has been absent since launching Skylanders Imaginators nearly a year ago.

Source: Nintendo PR


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  • Game_God

    That is expected good news!

  • Vive

    Where the hell is From Software?

    • Saxo2712

      Next to EA on the chart

      • Vive

        yes but no announcements so far for the Switch and they were listed as early partners.

        • Jacob Groves

          Be patience. I am sure we will have something from From Software for Switch. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

        • KnickKnackMyWack

          Bethesda was there day one and it took until November to get Skyrim on the dang Switch.

    • PRIMUS

      They were probably waiting for Nintendo to sell millions of Switches, and for the other big Publisher-Developers like Bethesda to gain traction first.

      • AJK

        Switch has already outsold the ps4s first 10 months so how much many more would they have to sell lol?

        • Nhat Anh Hoang

          Maybe double smartphone/table sales or something

  • Marco Romano

    Hold your horses guys, Nintendo has always its “everything’s nice” way to speak with its fanbase. Support Nintendo’s meaning is probably just the game third parties have already announced.

    A little amount and nothing too big, but Nintendo has to claim that it’s ” a lot of support ”

    I sincerely hope 3rd parties have got some more for the Switch

    • TDude73

      Don’t worry, Marco. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more info from third party publishers supporting Nintendo and its hybrid platform. A platform that has sold over 15 million units worldwide… over 4 million in the United States alone. The fun has just begun in 2018.

  • Drybonekoopa85

    I’ll believe it when I see it. Activision hasn’t really done anything. EA pretty much said we will on support from them. With LA Noire selling terrible on the Switch Take 2/Rockstar might be getting a little trigger shy. Ubisoft has only had one successful game on the Switch with Mario+Rabbids.

    All I’m saying is if you guys want to see true support from third parties you need to speak with your wallets. Buying software is what matters to them.

    I know I’ve been doing my part to show third parties.

    • Simtopia23

      “With LA Noire selling terrible on the Switch Take 2/Rockstar might be getting a little trigger shy”

      What? i saw it for many weeks on EU eShop charts.

      I think it sold okay, and Take 2 said that they are happy with NBA2K sales on Switch and they will continue to support it.

      • Jon Turner

        It also charted on the US eShop charts. L.A. Noire did do acceptable business on Switch.

        • PRIMUS

          Jon Turner well Happy New year. I am happy we the Player essence faithful moved to Nintendo everything. I agree The Switch has the Nintendo power, the one that helps games continue selling on, and having unexpected up sales during holidays.

    • nemo37

      “With LA Noire selling terrible on the Switch Take 2/Rockstar might be getting a little trigger shy”.

      To be fair LA Noire on Switch sold comparably (at least physically) to the PS4 and Xbox One version. The game’s re-release just did not do particularly well on any platform (though I am talking about physical sales, as we do not have digital information).

      “Ubisoft has only had one successful game on the Switch with Mario+Rabbids”.

      Rayman Legends and Just Dance 2018 have both been doing well on the system. Beyond that Ubisoft has not really released much else (the only other thing I can think of is Monopoly). But taking the installbase into account so far the games that they have released have all done well (especially when you consider how some of these franchises did on Wii U or 3DS). The Switch version of Rayman Legends (released this September), for example, has outsold the lifetime sales of Rayman Origins (released in 2012) for 3DS.

    • GoldenTriforce

      We know that UK sales of LA Noire were comparable to those of their competitors, and while it is not the most accurate source, VGChartz says that US launch week sales for the Switch version were barely less than the PS4 version, by a factor of 2k, and were 2k higher than Xbone. Unless 2k says so, I would not call selling alongside competitors as terrible, given the difference in install base I’d call those sales great.

      • GoldenTriforce

        Plus Skyrim and Doom have done well

    • Aiddon

      Then make decent product. We vote with our wallets when companies are worth supporting, not out of some vaguely defined obligation

      • Joshua Woodward

        Spot on, I wonโ€™t buy crap games to get better games. Doesnโ€™t work that way.

    • Joshua Woodward

      Buying up everything third parties drop on Nintendo Switch to get better games? Whatever happened to no thanks, I want that one instead and will wait until I get it.

    • Constantinos Lapiotis

      Nothing from what you write stands true. EA didn’t say what you say, LA Noire didn’t sell terribly, Ubisoft didn’t only have one successful title. Stop reading the sites you read on the internet because they give you false information.

    • PRIMUS

      Do not lie and make up stuff, you are probably a sony drone or xbot. LA Noire is doing well for the Switch being a young console. If you want terrible sales, look at thirds on the Xboxone.

    • Game_God
    • AJK

      The Switch version of L.A. Noire sold really well. It outsold the xbone version and isn’t far behind the ps4 version in sales either

      • Justin McQuillen

        Yeah I don’t regret buying LA Noire, it’s pretty fun. I never played it back in the day.

  • Force

    I’m awaiting to see more of them. FromSoftware was on there since January, and neither have we seen nor heard any of them.

    • PRIMUS

      They might be making the Dark Souls Trilogy for the Switch. A game delayed gets better, a game rushed is forever bad, as paraphrased from the great Fellow Shigeru Miyamoto.

      • Force

        Which is a saying that doesn’t hold up anymore in a time of patches and DLC. It was right at the time, but as history teaches us, times change.

        Dark Souls trilogy wouldn’t be something to keep quiet over this long.

        • AJK

          A remaster of Dark Souls 1 would be a really big deal. It’s considered to be the best game of the trilogy. If it was a Switch exclusive remaster then that would be massive deal (and would result in more salt than even Bayonetta did lol)

          • Force

            Fair enough, but would it really take FromSoftware that long to port that over? Dark Souls shouldn’t be too big of a port-job.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            Could be a simultaneous release like LA Noire.

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Or they will port some of their games on DS to Switch. They all are party and mini game collection

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            I hope not. If there’s anything sales have proven, it’s that hardcore gamers bought the Switch, not just the casual audience.

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Well, they are very close with Sony. They haven’t made a hardcore game for Nintendo system since PS1 so we can only wait and see

            2018-01-06 3:55 GMT+07:00 Disqus :

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            In all fairness, Nintendo has not made a hardcore system since the N64 and that preceded their lowest selling home console prior to Wii U.

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            You can’t say GameCube is a casual system. Even Wii and Wii U have a ton of hardcore games

  • Don Zaloog

    Congratulations to Nintendo on this amazing success. I look forward to seeing what games come from these 3rd party devs.

  • nemo37

    Based on past third-party support (not just for Switch) from some of these big publishers I am going to keep my expectations low (in fact my overall expectations are that for the upcoming Direct). I do hope I am wrong though and we get some good games (many of the ones lined up for 2018 ideally announced at a Direct soon).

  • Jacob Groves

    Call of Duty 2018 will making onto Switch too. ๐Ÿ˜€ I am believe after Switch reached over 10 millions in worldwide as well many third party games doing so well on Switch. Surely Activision stoood up and bringing CoD this year for Switch.

  • TDude73

    Let’s hope that Activision works on a brand new Call of Duty game for the Switch. WWII is an okay game to me, but it’s not Infinite Warfare or Modern Warfare 2 (Lorne Balfe’s music kicks butt). Wish them (and the rest of the third-parties) the very best of luck.

    • PRIMUS

      WWII is better than any Infinite future COD game mess.

  • Here are games that I’m hoping and some Im expecting from each 3rd party publisher…….


    Resident Evil REmake
    Resident Evil 4: Switch Edition
    Resident Evil 7: GOTY Edition
    Power Stone remake
    Darkstalkers 4

    Square Enix:

    Tomb Raider
    Kingdom Hearts 3
    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
    Final Fantasy XV
    Final Fantasy VII Remake
    A new Vagrant Story title


    Dishonored Collection
    Fallout 4
    Evil Within Collection


    Madden 19
    Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
    Battlefield 1

    Namco Bandai:

    Dragon Ball FightersZ
    Soul Calibur VI
    Tales game
    Code Vein
    Tekken 7


    Call Of Duty
    Overwatch GOTY Edition


    Next Assassin’s Creed game
    Beyond Good And Evil 2
    Just Dance 2018
    Far Cry 5

    Take Two:

    NBA 2K19
    New Bully game
    GTA V
    Red Dead Redemption 1 or 2

    • carlos holguin holguin

      red dead is not coming, same with overwatch and forget about battlefield..

      • Thats why I said ” hoping “

      • PRIMUS

        There is a very Big Chance might make it to the Switch. The aesthetics and visual fidelity of that game screams Nintendo all the way.

      • Dylan W

        RDR 2 has more of a chance than RDR. That will probably stay exclusive to the PS3 and Xbox 360 because RDR was reportedly a pain to code for.

    • link2metroid

      I’d rather have new games, not old, watered down ports with full price tags.

    • Activision isn’t the publisher for Blizzard games. Blizzard publish themselves.

    • Nhat Anh Hoang

      FFXV is unlikely, even PS4/Xbox 1 struggle to run it

      • I know it runs bad on those systems but Square Enix talked about developing a customized version for the Switch using UE4 instead of the perplexing Luminous Engine.

        • Nhat Anh Hoang

          Nothing can be sure it is console ver, it can be smartphone ver

          2018-01-06 10:25 GMT+07:00 Disqus :

  • Austin Hunter Walker

    Autodesk made 3DS Max, a 3D modelling software. And Codemasters, I THINK made the gameshark. I’m…. explosively curious about this. Maybe a friendly scum-proof cheatcode maker? Perhaps more for the virtual console than the other games?

    • Austin Hunter Walker

      And on the matter of Autodesk, will we finally see the Mario 3D paint a la the cancelled 64DD game?

    • Paddy Alfan

      Gameshark the cheating device?

      The first thing comes to mind about codemaster is their racing games.

    • Game_God
  • link2metroid

    Nintendo always paint a far rosier picture than is actually the reality. What have Activision, Ubisoft and EA really done so far? Ubisoft with Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is the only 3rd party game to have any major success. Their other few games have been old ports.

    • Jacob Groves

      SteamWorld Dig 2, Rocket League, Sonic Mania, Skyrim, Bomberman R and more says hello. They all doing well. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • PRIMUS

      NBA2K18 has done really well on the Switch. LA Noire sold far better than the Xboxone iteration.

    • AJK

      Several games have sold more in a month on Switch than the did in a year on steam (Blossom Tales for example). While others have sold more on Switch than on ps4, xbone and steam combined (Wonder boy the Dragons trap for example)

    • masterjedi

      Either you are uninformed or just trying to spread misinformation. I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt and go with uninformed. Jacob Groves and Primus named seven 3rd party games that have sold well on Switch. Here are some others:

      Stardew Valley sold over 500k.
      Kamiko sold over 500k.
      Golf Story sold better on Switch than any other platform.
      Super Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers sold over 500k.

      There are many other examples.

    • You’re entirely correct, the so called success stories, are mostly Indies and overpriced ROM hacks.

  • Paddy Alfan

    Is the company that make the last story listed?

  • Mr Ninty

    I just wonder what EA will do this year in general. Will they have a awesome year like 2017 or is this going to be a boring year?

    The Switch will get as mush port, remakes, and new games as the 3 parties can make them. 2017 showed them that the Switch can do wonders. now in 2018 3 parties will take full advantage of the the Switch.

    • PRIMUS

      I like your sarcasm towards EA.

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  • Dylan W

    EA – Fe, sports games
    Activision – Call of Duty, Crash N-Sane Trilogy, Hearthstone, Overwatch(?)
    Ubisoft – Just Dance, Starlink, South Park
    Capcom – Street Fighter, Mega Man 11, Mega Man collections, Resident Evil
    Sega – Valkyria Chronicles 4, Football Manager 2019, Phantasy Star Online 2 (Japan only)
    Take 2 – NBA 2K19, WWE 2K19, GTA V, Kerbal Space Program: Enhanced Edition
    Bethesda – Wolfenstein II, Fallout 4


    15 million consoles sold in 10 months.

  • Coonfoot

    I haven’t been into much from Activision in recent years, outside Crash N. Sane Trilogy, but I’ll still be glad to see them supporting a Nintendo console more often.

  • From Activision LOL hey haven’t done jack since launch

  • Fredy Rodriguez Ortega

    expectation intensifies

  • bugman83

    You know a Call of Duty is coming. Remaster or something new as long as no super suits are involved.

  • AJK

    The switch is on course to gave outsold the ps4 in its first year world wide ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  • XXtheJUMPoffXX

    Please bring GTA V to Switch

  • masterjedi

    I think we’re going to get CoD: WWII on Switch from Activision because shooters are an easy sell. No Assassin’s Creed in my opinion.

    I think we’re getting GTA V simply because that game has been a cash cow for Take Two and it takes less effort for them to port it over than it would to bring over a new IP.

    The EA support I believe is going to be that Fi game that was already announced. I honestly don’t see EA bringing anything else to the platform.

  • It’s Wii all over again, nothing more, nothing less.

  • R.Z.

    I’m waiting to see.

    The Japanese seem to be much more transparent about these matters and most companies have straight up said that they didn’t expect the Switch to be a success and that they just started working on the games, so late 2018 is when interesting stuff will start showing up, maybe.

    The western devs have been completely ignoring the console outside of a few exceptions, so unless there have been deals behind the scene from before launch, or some of the bigger ones have been applying all their might to push out some software, I’m not expecting a lot either. Certainly not (actual) exclusives.

    Of course I’m talking about major companies, not indies. Indies can be doing good enough even on niche hardware, so they have been there from the start.